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by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner

Directed by Dorothy Bentote
May 7, 8 & 9, 2009

Max Harrington Peter Taff
Suzy Stevens Sue Worker
Janet Harrington Alison Marshall
Egdar Chambers Tag
Mary Ticklewell Bieneke Barwick
George Ticklewell Malcolm Bentote

Location: The action takes place in a converted farmhouse on the remotest peninsula of an equally remote and tiny Greek island.
Time: The present

Programme Notes       [ Photographs ]

About the Play:

The play was first performed at The Mill, Sonning in 1989.

At the opening of the play we find Max Harrington, a scientist, and his wife Janet are unsuccesfully trying to establish a vineyard on a small, barren Greek island. There is only one other inhabitant Edgar Chambers, a struggling thriller writer.

However another person has been seen on the island , the red-haired Suzy Stevens, who appears to know Max rather well. Soon two more people arrrive on the island, George and Mary Ticklewell, distant relations of Janet's. They bring news of an inheritance.

But who will inherit? Who, if anybody, has been murdered? By the end of the play you should find out!!

About the Authors:

Brian Clemens was born in 1931 and started his career as a copywriter at J. Walter Thompson, from the mid 1950's he was a staff writer for independent producers the Danziger Brothers, writing scripts for "Man from Interpol", "Danger Man" and the "Invisible Man". In the 1960's he worked on "The Avengers " as both scriptwriter and producer. In the 1970's he worked on "The Persuaders " and "The Protectors" for ITV and "My Wife Next Door" for the BBC with Richard Waring. Since the 1980's he has worked mainly for American TV on shows such as "The Father Dowling Mysteries" and "Diagnosis: Murder".

Dennis Spooner, born in 1932, played football for Leyton Orient and worked as a stand-up comedian, before turning to writing. Early work included writing comedy material for Harry Worth's BBC series and ITV's "Hancock", as well as working on "No Hiding Place" and "Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased". For several years he worked with Brian Clemens on "The Avengers". During the 1960's he also wrote for several children's science fiction series, notably for "Stingray" and "Thunderbirds". From 1963 until his death in 1986 he wrote many scripts for the "Doctor Who" series. Together Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner published 3 stage plays "Sting in the Tale", "Will You Still Love Me in the Morning?" and "Anybody For Murder?".